The contributor refers to Bill Keisling’s and NewsLanc’s forthcoming book on decades of corruption in Pennsylvania: I hope your 50 corruptions include the downtown Lancaster project. That $200 million albatross is about to grow in cost. And that dumb project — a bad idea from its inception — has paid exactly zero property taxes. Not […]
According to “Homelessness in Lancaster County continues to decline as new strategies take effect”: “Homelessness in Lancaster County fell for a third straight summer, offering more confirmation that federally funded, research-driven strategies are working here, an expert said. “A total of 370 homeless individuals were counted on Thursday, Aug. 27, down 20 percent from a […]
DAILY BEAST: …Appearing on Fox News Sunday this weekend, Trump said of the Texas senator who has made it a campaign agenda to avoid criticizing the frontrunner: “I don’t think he has the right temperament. I don’t think he’s got the right judgment. You look at the way he’s dealt with the Senate, where he […]
Are the criminal charges brought by Republican officials against AG Kane, her subsequent law license suspension, and efforts by the state senate to remove her from office all simply a ruse meant to distract voters from what is really going on: an attempt by Republicans to control policy in the attorney general’s office, and throughout state government, without having won an election?
Families are becoming a major force in drug policy reform: families of the incarcerated, families of victims of violence, and families who have lost loved ones to an overdose… One of the leading figures in this new families movement is Anne-Marie Cockburn. Her 15-year-old daughter, Martha, died from an overdose of ecstasy. She ingested about […]
“It’s about the dignity of work, which is kind of a hard thing to put a metric on, or a matrix,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “If we can get your confidence up a little, get a few dollars in your pocket, get you stabilized to the point where you want to reach out for services, whether the mental health services or substance abuse services — that’s the upward spiral that I’m looking for.”…
THE HILL: Renewal of the 81-year-old institution’s charter was included in a five-year, $305 billion federal transportation measure that passed the Senate late Thursday on an 83-16 vote, only one day ahead of the expiration of the latest short-term funding patch. President Obama is expected to sign the transportation bill Friday. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), […]
But if you close the EU’s external borders, you could easily have a situation where hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers accumulate right on the EU’s borders. You have a situation where there is mass starvation, disease. In short, a morally untenable situation.
Both these issues — Kane’s law license suspension and the Senate’s threatened attempt to unlawfully impeach her — should now be fought vigorously in court.
[Defense attorney, A. Charles Peruto Jr.] soon would learn of accusations that top prosecutors on Bishop’s case had instructed the lead investigator to “target” black politicians, even though a confidential informant, Tyron Ali, initially had pointed them in the direction of at least four white state lawmakers, according to a May 2013 memo written by First Deputy Bruce Beemer to his new boss, Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
A statement Thursday evening from the seven trustees called the ruling “thoughtful, thorough and correct,” adding they had maintained that it wasn’t in Penn State’s best interest to withhold documents.
…In early 2010, Sestak obtained nothing but approvals and pledges of financial support when he announced he would take on Specter. Then a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Specter announced he would change parties and run as a Democrat to hold his Senate seat.